Chance Myers

Chance Russell Myers (born December 7, 1987 in Thousand Oaks, California) is an American soccer player.

Chance Myers
Personal information
Full name Chance Russell Myers
Date of birth (1987-12-07) December 7, 1987
Place of birth Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Full Back
Youth career
1998–2004 Real So Cal
2004–2006 Pateadores
2006–2007 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Ventura County Fusion 12 (0)
2008–2016 Sporting Kansas City[1] 147 (2)
2016Swope Park Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
2017 Portland Timbers 1 (0)
2017Portland Timbers 2 (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2007 United States U18 3 (0)
2006–2008 United States U20 3 (0)
2008 United States U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 25, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 26, 2012


College and amateur

Myers attended Thousand Oaks High School, and played college soccer at UCLA from 2006 to 2007. Over two years he started in 26 of his 42 appearances and managed 4 goals and 4 assists. During his college years he also played in the USL Premier Development League with Ventura County Fusion.


Leaving school early, Myers was drafted with the first overall pick of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards and signed for $130,000.[2][3] He made his MLS debut on April 9, 2008 against the New England Revolution, but struggled to maintain a consistent place in the starting lineup due to a series of injuries and a new diagnosis of asthma.

It was announced on November 18, 2010 that Myers would graduate from the MLS Generation Adidas program at the end of the 2010 season.[4] He scored his first two professional goals on May 25, 2011 in a 5-0 win over New England Revolution in the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[5]

After his release from Kansas City at the end of 2016 season, Myers signed with Portland Timbers as a free agent on January 23, 2017.[6]

Myers was waived by the Timbers on February 28, 2018.[7]


Sporting Kansas City


  1. Team was known as Kansas City Wizards 2008-2010
  2. "Wizards take UCLA's Myers with top pick in MLS draft -". USA Today. Associated Press.
  3. Bowers, Dave (2008-04-23), There are no better MLS Fantasy brains to pick!, Fox Sports, archived from the original on May 5, 2008, retrieved 2008-04-23
  4. Borg, Simon (2010-11-18). "Generation adidas players to graduate at season's end | Major League Soccer". Archived from the original on 21 November 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. "USOC: Sporting stomp New England 5-0, to round of 16". 25 May 2011.
  6. "Portland Timbers sign free-agent defender Chance Myers". 23 January 2017.
  7. "Timbers waive defender Chance Myers". March 2018.
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